1377 Tasting Notes
I am always surprised by the tastiness of this bagged blend. I threw four bags into a pitcher to cold brew for a day or two and it is wonderful. I could have used another bag, but next time. After my last two tea fails, this is a wonderful change. It is what it says on the package, a raspberry black, but one I am ever so fond of.
After falling in love with DavidsTea’s Apple Custard, I remembered this blend hidden in the back of our cupboard.
Full disclosure: This tea is over three years old.
When I opened the tin, I really did not like the smell, it smells too citrusy, like Lime Fizz. But I remember adoring this blend, so I’m giving it another go.
It’s…bland. I should have let it steep longer. But it’s okay. Not terrible enough to throw away, but I feel it would be lovely as a coldbrew. But seeing as how it’s taking me over three years to finish off what I have, I don’t feel the need to get any more.
So my brew last time was weak, so I over leafed and over steeped this and oh my lord was that a mistake. The smell is nauseating, like Christmas threw up in my cup.
It’s bad. It’s so bad. I’m not going to rate it because I may have just screwed it up, but it is awful.
I rarely crave things the way I crave this tea. Usually my craving are more vague, something fruity or something minty. But when I crave genmaicha, I want genmaicha and nothing else will do until I’ve had a cuppa. It’s rare, this craving, but it is strong.
And this blend always hits the spot. Roasty and toasty and perfect. Really helps my often-angry tummy too.
Made a pot of this to share with the wife since she didn’t think she’d ever tried it before.
See where it says “last edited by De”?
Yeah, De is my wife. She even reviewed it. Her first impression tonight? “It tastes kinda tingly.” The last line of her review from 9 months ago? “Left my mouth feeling a little tingly.”
That’s my girl.
I stand by my earlier review. Not as creamy as Santa’s Secret but creamier than Read My Lips.
So this was a bit of an experiment, but it worked out really well! I dumped the last teaspoon or so of this beauty into my bubble teapot, but it didn’t seem like near enough. I still had the leaves from my bedtime cup of Bubbie’s last night, so I snagged that and added those leaves to the fresh. It turned out so yummy! And it resteeped like a dream, I had two full 24 ounce teapots and then my wife used the leaves for one last steep in a 12 ounce perfect mug. Frankly, I feel like we could have kept going, but this tea is so heavy, flavor-wise, that 48 ounces was really all I could handle. As the steepings progressed, the oolong did come out more, but the other flavors didn’t disappear, they simply became a bit more muted.
This smells sooooo good.
It tastes soooo good. Much happiness.
The flavors work really well together and it is just wonderful. I was worried that the rose would make it soapy, but I’m not really tasting it, thank goodness.The cinnamon is nice but not too strong, and the nutty flavor is just perfect.
I wonder how it resteeps….